The Chicago Bulls went on a 39-8 run to start the second half – easily wiping out a 19-point halftime deficit – as they beat the Miami 89-78 on Thursday night, dealing a huge blow to the Heat’s playoff hopes.
As the inconsistent Chicago Bulls seek cohesiveness for the playoffs following Derrick Rose’s return, the Miami Heat remain engaged in a fight for a postseason berth.
The Miami Heat are happy to return home after a long road trip, even if their opponent is one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference.
Paul George’s broken right leg has left two teams reeling.
The Miami Heat are playing in their fourth consecutive NBA Finals and are looking pull off the extremely rare three-peat. Doing so would likely cement them as the team of the 2010’s despite there still being half the decade to go. Being the dominant team of an entire decade brings one word to mind…dynasty. With the Heat working towards adding themselves to the exclusive list of teams with the dynasty label, let’s turn back the clock and see which teams could be considered the best of their decades.
For decades the Los Angeles Lakers have been the measuring stick for NBA franchises. But eventually everything that is on top will fall to the bottom and that may have happened to the Lakers Thursday night.
Miami Heat fans have been doing a lot of hand wringing as of late due to the team’s repeated rebounding woes contributing to a few losses. But the Heat is in first place, something another team of superstars out west are nowhere near.
The Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers are the odds on favorites to play for the NBA championship next June and their payrolls are proof of that.
The sports world’s long national Dwightmare is over, but it’s just beginning for opponents of the Los Angeles Lakers who took the super team concept started by Boston and Miami to another level Thursday night.
Miami’s championship defense will begin where they won last season’s title, and the first game for the Brooklyn Nets will be at home against their now-crosstown rival.